We are fusing biology with technology to usher in a new era of construction.
We learned how nature grows one of its most robust and enduring structures: coral. Taking inspiration from marine ecosystems, we are eliminating the need to emit carbon to produce building materials.
Our process GROWS materials in ambient temperatures. No curing. Just biologically controlled, structural cement.
We grow biocement® with natural microorganisms.
While traditional portland cement releases carbon to make it, our process captures carbon instead and uses it the same way nature does.
We combine carbon and calcium to produce biologically formed limestone materials. Our biocement materials consist of approximately 85% granite from recycled sources, and 15% biologically grown limestone.
Our scaled process is similar to hydroponics and traditional concrete block manufacturing.
(than a concrete block)
(biological carbonate cement)
We’re innovating novel bio-solutions for future technologies.
Our field-tested solutions range from shoreline defense to soil stabilization to agile deployment of logistical infrastructures that actively sequester environmental carbon.
Engineered Living Marine Cement (ELMc)
Biomason, with support from the United States Department of Defense, has developed a prototype ELMc technology. This deployable biocement® material is seeded with a proprietary consortia of self-sustaining natural marine microorganisms that source required nutrients from seawater for propagative calcium carbonate precipitation. This results in sustained structural integrity, self-healing abilities, and promotion of anchoring to the marine sediment floor. Potential applications include: supportive marine infrastructure, breakwater assemblies and near-shore sediment stabilization.
Over 3 years of laboratory development and successful proof-of-concept trials have led to large-scale field evaluations using native seawater in natural complex marine environments.
Biomason, with support from the United States Department of Defense is developing an agile biocement®-application system to be deployed in forward operating positions where native, non-engineered surfaces prevent safe vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) operations. Application may be tailored to soil substrate type, operational environment, and targeted outcomes (baseline soil strengthening, erosion control, or dust abatement). Current prototype system equipment and material inputs represent a significant reduction in required mass transport and manpower compared to current state-of-the-art solutions.
Early prototype demonstrations executed in coordination with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) have proven successful.